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Day 6: Giverny (3)

Clos Normand garden at Giverny

Giverny: Clos Normand

We followed a path to the Clos Normand, a garden of one hectare (about 2½ acres) that was used for growing apples and vegetables when Monet rented his house at Giverny in 1883.

Monet added the metal hoops that line the central path from the Water Garden to the house. Even in late September, the garden was a lovely blend of flowers, shrubbery, vines, and trees.

Purple flowers at Giverny

Flowers in Clos Normand, Giverny

flower at Giverny

flowers at Giverny

These were just a few of the floral varieties that we saw in the Clos Normand.

Snail in Clos Normand at Giverny

We also encountered a snail that was lucky to be living in a chef-free zone.

Gardener in Clos Normand, Giverny

During the tourist season at Giverny, which runs from April 1 to November 1, a gardener's work is never done.

Sign in Giverny gardens

Our guided tour ended in the Clos Normand. We wandered around the garden, enjoying the flowers, then followed the sign to Claude Monet's maison or house.

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Day-by-day River Baroness cruise photos:
Day 1: Embarkation in Paris
Day 2: Les Andelys
Day 3: D-Day Sites
Day 4: Rouen
Day 5: Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux
Day 6: Giverny
Day 7: A Day in Paris
Day 8: Disembarkation

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Uniworld River Baroness cruise review
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